The Turkish and the Italians will have the eyes of the world on them on opening night, as they go head-to-head at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Italy breezed through Euro qualifying, albeit in a weak group, winning all 10 games while scoring 37 goals and conceding just four. That momentum has continued in warm-up games for the finals, most notably with a 4-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic. Turkey’s competitive games have also been thrillers of late, with 15 goals scored across their first three World Cup qualifiers. They also drew 3-3 with Germany and Croatia in friendlies so it bodes well for an open game.